A saree is a 5 to 9-yard long draping material that is mostly worn by Indian women.Although it is prevalent in other Asian countries as well yet the concept of a saree originated in India. Unlike other parts of the world where women worn switched dresses in ancient times, women in India adorned their bodies with this long fabric that used to be draped. If you notice, draping is part of India culture from centuries. For instance, men’s bottoms were the ‘dhotis’ which were also draped.
Coming to the saree, it is that ultimate jewel in a wardrobe that has been successful at accentuating a woman’s sensuality and at the same time adding edge to the overall appeal. This is the reason why saree finds a special place in every woman’s closet. Most of the Indian women, regardless of their age, love to depend on saree for all major events or traditional gatherings.
And not forget, the longer the saree, the better is its final outcome. A longer saree is also suitable for Indian women with broad or medium frames. This is because a saree should have a good number of plates at the front, and a good number of pleats complemented with neat drape. Apart from that, a nine-yard saree can be draped in a plethora of styles such as Maharashtrian Kasta saree and South Indian Madisar style. Both resemble the similar dhoti style drape and are popular since time immemorial.
A nine-yard saree worn by women in Southern part of our country finds its mention in age-old traditions. This saree style, commonly called Madisar style saree is commonly worn by Iyers, Iyengars and Brahmins on the weddings. Unlike the quintessential nivi saree, this style is sensual as well as comfortable. The symbolic reason why women wore the Madisar sarees was to represent an ideal, holistic representation of both male and female elements in one body. This is the feminist explanation and shows women in strong light. In fact, Rani Lakshmibai who fought a war with the British wore a Madisar.
So if you ladies are worried about the intricacies of draping a saree, we can help you sort that complexity by explaining you in easy steps. Make yourself acquainted with the know-hows of wearing a nine-yard Madisarsaree with our detailed instruction guide. Here –
Tipoff: A secret tip for keeping this fabric intact is to tightly grip the left and right side of saree under your toes or ankles. This will help you in keeping the saree fabric tucked in at its place.
Tipoff: This complex draping and tucking would have messed up the border. So, one should adjust this border properly. Make sure that you check the border trail right from the beginning. A folded border will only hamper the overall finesse of the saree.
Final words: The taller women can also use 10-yards saree for an authentic and cleaner appeal of a Madisar saree. While women with curvy body type can decrease the number of pleats (6-8 pleats) that one ties in the beginning to look slimmer. Lesser pleats will ensure that the saree carries less volume and rests on the women’s body better.